Category Archives: Kauai

Beautiful Kauai garden tour at Limahuli Garden & Preserve

A treasure within a treasure — those are the words that come to mind to describe Limahuli Garden and Preserve on the far north shore of Kauai. With cliffs of every shade of green reaching up to the sky and down to the Pacific, the north shore of Kauai is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Nestled on lush ... Read More »

Hawaii festivals and special events January – April 2017

If a Hawaii vacation is in your near future or you just need a good excuse to plan one, there’s a chance that you may find a fun festival or event to include in your itinerary. Here are the major cultural and special events planned through April 2017. Click on the links to learn more about each festival. February 4th ... Read More »

It’s New Year’s Eve in Hawaii! Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

With 2017 quickly in view, we want to wish you a hau’oli makahiki hou, which is the Hawaiian way to say happy new year! Hawaii really puts on big celebrations for the holidays. Special New Year’s Eve fireworks and parties plans are all set to say aloha to 2017. Here’s what’s on slate for this evening: – Waikiki/Honolulu New Year’s ... Read More »

Hawaii vacation news & deals: December 7, 2016

– Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We can’t fully comprehend the tragedy and incredible bravery on that fateful morning of December 7, 1941. With much interest, we’ve been reading and watching the stories of the brave survivors who are returning for the 75th anniversary commemoration today. These are some of the stories of heroes that have caught our eye: ... Read More »

Photos, video and review of the Villas at Poipu Kai, Kauai

On our recent trip to Kauai, we enjoyed a four-night stay at the Villas at Poipu Kai within the Poipu Beach Resort on the south side of Kauai. As you can see from this Google Map, the resort is a short five-ish minute walk to the beach. With architecture that honors the former sugar cane plantation days the Villas at Poipu ... Read More »

Off-road fun with Kauai ATV

    Though driving the paved roads of Kauai lead to new discoveries, going off road takes the adventure up a notch. We loved driving an open-top ATV through a tunnel, under a canopy of trees to a waterfall and to view scenes that are truly movie-worthy. The four-hour ATV and waterfall tour with Kauai ATV really gets you in ... Read More »

Beautiful Kauai Visit 2016

After a six-night visit to Kauai, the memories of the island’s beauty still resonate. Even though we’ve been to Kauai several times and I know what to expect, the island still puts me in awe- from the verdantly green volcanic mountains to the white sandy beaches and everything in between. If there was a beauty contest for islands, Kauai would ... Read More »

Happy July 4th! Here’s what’s going on in Hawaii 2017

The 50th State celebrates Independence Day with fun, fireworks and, of course, aloha! Here are all the best July 4th fireworks and celebrations happening across the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu – Ala Moana Shopping center hosts a huge fireworks show that’s touted as one of the nation’s best. In addition to the fireworks show at Ala Moana Beach Park, there also ... Read More »

Wildlife you might see on a Hawaii vacation

If you enjoy seeing local wildlife when you travel, Hawaii will not disappoint. From the ocean to the mountains, there’s a good chance you may be dazzled by Hawaii’s wildlife. Wildlife that you might see in Hawaii – Whales, particularly humpback whales, migrate by the thousands to Hawaii from late December through early April. They travel from thousands of miles ... Read More »

Aloha Friday Photo: King Kong’s Profile on Kauai’s Kalalea Mountain

Mahalo to Laura and Marco, who are wonderful, longtime subscribers and Aloha Friday Photo contributors from Italy, for sending these excellent Kauai photos and story. Here’s the story they shared of seeing King Kong’s profile at Kalalea Mountain in Kauai. The first photo was taken during a tour around Kauai on August 2014. Driving north from Kapa’a on Highway 56, ... Read More »

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